Gampak Products Recalls Portable Flood Light

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

MARCH 4, 1993

(301) 504-7908

Release # 93-051

 

Gampak Products Recalls Portable Flood Light

PRODUCT: Gampak Products portable outdoor flood light, model number 15836. The gray, die-cast flood light comes with a connecting six-foot extension cord.

PROBLEM: The connecting extension cord is defective, presenting a potential electric shock or fire hazard.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately return the affected flood lights to the stores where they were purchased for a replacement. Consumers with questions can call the manufacturer toll-free at 1-800-843-7488.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gampak Products, Hillside, NJ, is voluntarily recalling model number 15836 gray, die-cast portable outdoor flood light with a connecting six-foot extension cord. The extension cord is defective, presenting a potential electric shock or fire hazard. The Gampak name appears on the packaging and on the side of the flood light.

Gampak received one report of the cord melting when a consumer plugged the cord into an outlet. No injuries and no other incidents have been reported. This action is being taken to prevent the possibility of injury.

The portable outdoor flood lights were sold in major retail stores nationwide from October 1992 to December 1992. Approximately 2,200 lights are estimated to be in use by consumers.

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected flood lights and return them to the stores where they were purchased. Consumers will be provided a replacement, with a redesigned cord, free of charge. Consumers who need more information can call the manufacturer toll-free at 1-800-843-7488.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as a part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.